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by Ron5
29 Nov 2022, 17:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476720
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I think all those folks that are clamoring for TLAM to be added to an overgrown OPV need to do a bit of research on how the UK has used TLAMs in the past and ask themselves why that was so.

Might also check how many TLAMs the UK has or had.
by Ron5
29 Nov 2022, 17:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476720
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The 3.7 was pure build If you think that, your tracing was piss poor. The majority of the design work was done after the contract was let. And what exactly was done for the pre-maingate and demonstration phases? This project has been going on for decades, a lot of time and money for R&D. And ex...
by Ron5
29 Nov 2022, 17:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476720
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

From a Sir Simon Lister interview last year Was this before or after he sent the £233m bill to MOD for the T26 cost increases? Before as I think you know. Also before the Batch 2 contract for 5 ships at 4.2 billion. It's difficult to subtract the effect of inflation. Today's pound is worth signific...
by Ron5
29 Nov 2022, 17:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476720
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

My problem is two fold firstly that I don't believe we could get type 26 for 800 million at anytime ( this just me and would would like to be proven wrong by BAE building a T-26 for this money ) 3.7bn for the first three equates to £1.3bn for development and design, and each ship costing 800m to bu...
by Ron5
29 Nov 2022, 15:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1658
Views: 477835
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Maybe all of the missiles will be upgraded to Block 1.
by Ron5
29 Nov 2022, 15:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4513
Views: 1146092
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

I much prefer this paint scheme over the ones used on the UK based Rivers. Very handsome.
by Ron5
29 Nov 2022, 15:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)
Replies: 64
Views: 18028
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Re: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)

sol wrote: 29 Nov 2022, 15:17 Seems like there is request for 75 M270 and 10 MLRS recovering vehicles, but funding for only 61 & 8 respectively. Still significant increase over current numbers

That's a shitload of Boxers
by Ron5
28 Nov 2022, 15:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14307
Views: 4116315
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Does this mean Crowsnest is working at last?
by Ron5
27 Nov 2022, 15:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476720
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Coming back to escorts for a number of the reasons above having the Type 31's dotted around the world fitted and armed with 1 x 57 mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 CAMM , 8 x NSM plus a 8 cell Mk-41 with 8 x Tomahawk Blk-V and one or two helicopters with 20 LMM or 4 Sea Venom or a SF team would give the UK a lot...
by Ron5
27 Nov 2022, 15:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476720
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Coming back to escorts for a number of the reasons above having the Type 31's dotted around the world fitted and armed with 1 x 57 mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 CAMM , 8 x NSM plus a 8 cell Mk-41 with 8 x Tomahawk Blk-V and one or two helicopters with 20 LMM or 4 Sea Venom or a SF team would give the UK a lot...
by Ron5
27 Nov 2022, 15:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476720
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Coming back to escorts for a number of the reasons above having the Type 31's dotted around the world fitted and armed with 1 x 57 mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 CAMM , 8 x NSM plus a 8 cell Mk-41 with 8 x Tomahawk Blk-V and one or two helicopters with 20 LMM or 4 Sea Venom or a SF team would give the UK a lot...
by Ron5
27 Nov 2022, 15:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476720
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

.... building up a stockpile of equipment so as to be able to support offensive operations ... That's the key. Yes, you can fly a Typhoon to any friendly airport airport in hours. Might even be available the next day. But to support an air campaign needs a shed load of heavy supplies that have to c...
by Ron5
26 Nov 2022, 19:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5069
Views: 1352582
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Question - is there or might there be space for the NSM to be fitted amidships? I think it is basically confirmed that FCASW will end up on T26 (presumably with other things) but if that is an expensive missile there might be scope to fit NSM when the T45 is retired? On the hangar/mission bay roof ...
by Ron5
26 Nov 2022, 19:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5069
Views: 1352582
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

The black parts of the hulls could be related to the Prairie Masker system which creates an air bubble to reduce transmitted noise. It is fitted to the type 23 frigates and possibly other ships. No, they're anechoic tiles. Been reliably reported as such since the block was wheeled out of the shed a...
by Ron5
26 Nov 2022, 19:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 991
Views: 204909
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

My expectation is that FCASW is unlikely to be fitted to T45 (I suspect it would require MK41 being fitted). I would be surprised if it wasn’t a major part of T83 and any other vessel that has MK41 fitted - such as T31 in time - but NSM provides a likely cheaper and easier to fit alternative to wha...
by Ron5
26 Nov 2022, 19:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476720
United States of America

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

.... building up a stockpile of equipment so as to be able to support offensive operations ... That's the key. Yes, you can fly a Typhoon to any friendly airport airport in hours. Might even be available the next day. But to support an air campaign needs a shed load of heavy supplies that have to c...
by Ron5
25 Nov 2022, 14:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476720
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

SW1 wrote: 25 Nov 2022, 09:23 The military issue, is the we must have enough contingency to be able to deploy up to medium scale operation quickly with forces able to defend our or allies territory.
The case for the carriers: only they can deploy air power quickly enough.
by Ron5
25 Nov 2022, 14:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5069
Views: 1352582
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

SKB wrote: 25 Nov 2022, 12:24 HMS Glagow was supposed to be moved from the quay side at BAE Systems in Govan to a barge this morning, but something happened and they stopped the operation. This video is at 4x speed.
Tea break.
by Ron5
24 Nov 2022, 16:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 86
Views: 7665
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Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

Cooper wrote: 24 Nov 2022, 10:44 I'm pretty sure this contract is for Augusta to lose.

It goes beyond just a helicopter contract, but also politics, in keeping Italy sweet on their continuing involvement with Tempest.
Not who has the most votes in the competing constituencies?
by Ron5
24 Nov 2022, 16:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1831
Views: 495292
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

RichardIC wrote: 24 Nov 2022, 16:37
When they said 60% of the work was to be done in the UK, I wonder if the percentage was calculated by weight.
by Ron5
24 Nov 2022, 16:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14307
Views: 4116315
United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Does anyone know when the next scheduled deployment of a QNLZ class with foreign F35Bs is going to be? I thought the global CSGs were going to be every 2 years, and until we can muster more than eight F-35 for a TAG I hope the USN will help plug the gap. I assume PoW was slotted for that deployment...
by Ron5
24 Nov 2022, 16:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476720
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Tempest414 wrote: 24 Nov 2022, 15:06 For me given that Type 26 will have 24 strike length VLS we should be looking to fit NSM on Type 45 and Type 31 with Type 26 getting FC/ASW
Seems obvious that this is the RN plan.
by Ron5
24 Nov 2022, 16:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476720
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Poiuytrewq wrote: 24 Nov 2022, 14:30 Looking at overall fleet balance within the next 10 years it’s clear that all RN surface offensive capability will contained within the CSG and SSNs.
That's the stated RN plan. A Navy centered around its two carriers. I'm not sure diluting that plan is such a great idea.
by Ron5
24 Nov 2022, 16:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15719
Views: 3476720
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

On the assumption that the NSM sets for T-23 will later move over to T-31 (and frankly it would be madness not to so that must be the plan) this really is s significant upgrade to their capability. My main concern about the plan to have land-attack handled by T-26 down the line was that T-26 would ...